Five days in to 2021 and it’s starting to look like COVID-19 didn’t vanish at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Victoria is bracing for another big outbreak as the hotspot exposure list blows out to 100. A new strain in the UK has infected more than 50,000 Britons… overnight.

In other news, Alibaba founder Jack Ma hasn’t been seen in public for two months. And A View to a Kill Bond girl Tanya Roberts died overnight, and was confirmed not dead this morning.

But the biggest thing to emerge in 2021 so far is John Dillermand’s penis.

Check it out:

Target audience? Children aged four to eight.

Highlight since it went to air on Saturday? The moment John Dillermand used his penis to steal an ice cream off a kid.

Basically, it’s the Mr Men book Roger Hargreaves always wanted to write.

To markets, and the ASX 200 can’t be bothered today, following on from deflated efforts by all the major US indices overnight.

Commodities were broadly flatlining as well, apart from, obviously, iron ore which has now passsed $US163.

Here are the big movers in small cap land to midday:

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday January 5:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
LIO Lion Energy 0.037 105.00 2,977,693
VPR Volt Power 0.003 50.00 1,175,000
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.0015 50.00 250,000
CLZ Classic Minerals 0.0015 50.00 18,120,023
PDZ Prairie Mining 0.26 48.57 435,900
RMX Red Mountain Mining 0.0155 40.91 55,397,939
PKD Parkd Ltd 0.045 28.57 205,847
BYH Bryah Resources 0.088 28.57 27,000,597
BSM Bass Metals 0.0045 25.00 407,151
IKW Ikwezi Mining 0.005 25.00 180,000

Only Bryah had any real news to share. It’s Bryah Basin joint venture with OM Holdings (ASX:OMH) just hit high grade manganese while drilling the historic Horseshoe South mine. Boom.

Lion popped 105 per cent before pulling the shutters down at 12.30pm, pending an announcement.

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Tuesday January 5:

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Code Name Price % Change Volume
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy 0.001 -25.00 122,290,500
ROG Red Sky Energy 0.002 -25.00 5,000,000
CZN Corazon Mining 0.002 -20.00 427,000
DCX Discovex Resources 0.007 -16.67 13,043,349
SVA Simavita Ltd 0.015 -16.67 100,000
VAR Variscan Mines 0.024 -16.67 19,210
KTE K2 Energy 0.032 -16.22 3,383,471
NPM NewPeak Metals 0.003 -14.29 686,445
PNX PNX Metals 0.007 -14.29 800,000
FZR Fitzroy River Corp 0.16 -13.51 54,490